Monday, June 23, 2008


I just wanted to let everyone know what an amazing program we had last week with the tweens.

Scratch is a program made at MIT that helps kids (and adults) learn how to write video games quickly, with NO head scratching!

We decided to give it a shot at the library, so we downloaded Scratch on all of our laptops and set to work for two hours as kids made rhinos fly across the screen, kids jump on trampolines, and cats to run back and forth across the screen.

Almost 20 kids came, even though we only had 10 laptops. Because of the great success, we plan on having more Scratch events at the library, so keep an eye out.

In the meantime, we are keeping Scratch on the laptops, so you can still come and play anytime you want...and when you're done, you can save what you've been working on by e-mailing it to yourself.

So have fun, and scratch!